British teen’s suicide puts cyber-bullying back in spotlight
The early-August suicide of a 14-year-old British girl and her father’s anguished Facebook posts about it has prompted the website Ask.fm to beef up its anti-bullying tools and practices. It has also reignited the debate over the extent of online bullying and its impact. Ask.fm is a Latvia-based site that allows users to pose and […]
Teens Haven’t Abandoned Facebook (Yet)
94% of teen social media users said they had a Facebook profile, and 81% said that Facebook is the profile they use most often.
Where Teens Seek Online Privacy Advice
Teens often rely on themselves and the guidance they get from the websites they use to figure out how to manage their privacy online – but when they do seek advice, as 70% of them have at some point, they go primarily to peers and parents.
Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing
A majority of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers say digital tools encourage students to be more invested in their writing and make teaching writing easier, but also worry that they are having some undesirable effects.
Is childhood obesity contagious?
Every parent knows that young children catch lots of things at school: chicken pox, the flu and, of course, the annual back-to-school cold. Now there’s evidence that kids can catch something else from their classmates: obesity. Of course there isn’t a fat virus, or at least one we know about. But a research team from […]
Shop online? Many teens do it, but more prefer the store
American teens have long been the country’s most-wired age group. But contrary to the stereotype of hyper-connected teens, they say some things are better done in person.
What’s behind the falling teen birth rates?
The sharp drop in teen birth rates, especially among Hispanic teens, appears to be linked to both economic and attitudinal factors. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last week that the birth rate among 15- to 19-year-olds had fallen to a record low 31.3 births per 1,000 in 2011. Teen birth rates dropped for […]
Infographic: Teens: Median Number of Facebook Friends
Among teen Facebook users, the median number of friends they have on their profiles is around 300.
Infographic: What Teens Share on Social Media
Among the things teens choose to share on social media, their real name and photos of themselves rank the highest. What else do they share?
Infographic: Sharing, Connections, and Privacy in the World of Teen Social Media
Explore what teens choose to share and keep private and with whom in this infographic.